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Great Lakes Maritime Academy Information Sessions and Visits

(effective 8/26/20)

Virtual Information Sessions

All prospective students and/or those who wish to learn more about this industry, career, college and application process are encouraged to start here. These virtual general information sessions are offered the first Wednesday of each month at either 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. Eastern time. The presentation lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by a question and answer session. Should you have additional individual/personal questions, we are happy to schedule a follow-up conversation.

Dates for Virtual Information Sessions: April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, Sept 1, Oct 6, Nov 3, Dec 1.

To participate, sign up for the sessions through the link below (at least 24 hours in advance) and we will send you a reminder and Zoom link to join:

Register for a virtual session

In-Person Visits/Tours start June 3, 2021

In-person campus tours will begin Thursday June 3, 2021 and will be conducted on Mondays and Thursdays at either 0900, 1100 or 1300. Individual families will tour the campus by appointment. Unfortunately the T/S State of Michigan will not be part of that tour until October as it will be out sailing with our cadets. We will update and include ship tours in October when the ship returns.  

What to Expect:

  • The visit starts at the main office on the second floor of Great Lakes Maritime Academy (located at 715 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686) with a discussion/presentation about programs, curriculums, cadet life, college resources, cadet expectations and career preparation. Following the discussion, a walking tour of the Great Lakes Campus, including the labs, classrooms, simulators, harbor and vessels (if in port).
  • Once your individual questions are answered, we will provide you with maps and parking passes for a self-tour of the Northwestern Michigan College campus (about 3/4 mile away). On the NMC "main" campus you may visit general education classrooms, residence halls, the new "Innovation Center" (the cafeteria is also located in this building), the bookstore and more. Guided tours are also available on NMC's campus on these days and we are happy to coordinate that tour.
  • We require individuals to schedule an appointment prior to making travel plans.
  • Until further notice, masks will be required.
  • Unable to visit on those days? Contact your Maritime admissions representative.

How to schedule - contact your Maritime admissions representative below.

Contact The admissions office

Primary contact for those with last names A–K:

Scott Fairbank
Director of Maritime Admissions
(231) 995-1213

Primary contact for those with last names L–Z:

Judy Druskovich
Admissions Specialist
(231) 995-1209


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The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is located on NMC's Great Lakes Campus (#5 on the Great Lakes Campus map). The physical address is 715 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686. (Please note, this is NOT the mailing address.)

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